Sunday, March 07, 2010

Spring Clean!

Lovely sunny day today, so many things to do, where to start?  After having breakfast, toast and marmalade, shared with Bobby, I decided to get stuck in.

I am one of those people who starts doing one job then move on to another without realising it! I end up doing six different jobs in one go, bouncing from one to the other, I think it’s what you call organised chaos. Eventually it all comes together and the boat is all nice and clean.

Where did spring cleaning originate, is it to start the new season off all clean and tidy, or is it just that the sun comes out and shows up all the dust and dirt!

One pitfall of having a coal fire, is the dust it creates, but it is worth putting up with the dust to have a nice fire burning away in the corner.

Bobby spent all day outside today in the sun, just now and again reminding me he was still there by plopping his tennis ball into the canal then barking at it, to let me know he needs it scooping out, yet again! I swear he has a grin on his face when he accidently on purpose drops the ball in the water!

Well its the end of another weekend, how quick do they go? Back to the grind tomorrow, to get the pennies together for Tickety Boo’s paint job in the summer She is looking really tatty at the minute, and unloved. The harsh winter has given the blacking a bashing and she is desperate to have her bottom redone! I am happy with the inside of the boat for now, so my main aim this summer is to get the outside looking better!

One of the nicer jobs I did today was putting new bedding on for the summer, gone is the cosy cream and gold…..


To be changed to a nice cream and duck egg blue for the summer


I love this colour, the cushion was from a great shop called, Dun elm, an Aladdin's cave of curtains, bedding and accessories, bliss!






Beatnheart said...

Looks beautiful and cozy..your description of the fire going..I can see it all in my head..At least a boat is not too big to clean..Enjoy..Cynthia

life afloat on nb tickety boo said...

Thankyou Cynthia, Yes I have to admit the whole boat can be cleaned in a day! but unlike a house, I have to mop the roof and wash the outside of the boat which leaves me worn out!! She pays me back in kind though when she takes me away on a nice cruise on a sunny day, bliss! There are photos somewhere of the fire lit on the boat, on an older post I think ( I haven't learnt how to put a link in for you to click on yet, I must figure out how to do that)! Great to hear from you, Take Care, thanks again for taking the time to leave a comment.